4-finger fisticuffs deny Nestlé a patent on KitKat shape

Nestlé has lost its appeal against a decision to deny it a patent on the shape of the KitKat bar. That would be the four-fingered confection known to millions around the world. The attempt to patent the shape of the bar was part of the on-going battle with Europe’s other chocolate titan Cadbury. Nestlé owns the KitKat name but wanted to be sure that you-know-who would not come out with something that looked similarly four-fingered.